2008 © Catherine Yass
Catherine Yass speaks about the dream of walking in the air and about falling.
– See also Catherine Yass, HASENHERZ.
– See also Descent and High Wire.
Gravity lends weight to all objects and causes the tides, but it can also be used to connote seriousness and depth, or a metaphorical weight or tide. If gravity is another word for seriousness, lightness connotes levity, humour and flippancy.
Recordings from the conference 'Balancing Togetherness'
From ambigō ("wander; waver, hesitate")
The photo installation “Horizon in Motion” by Anderwald + Grond on the glass façade of the CCA, Congress Centre Alpbach plays with the figur of Atlas.
The process of slipping into dizzying freefall, of sliding into uncertainty, becoming stuck, losing one’s way, giving up are as much actions as occurrences, both active and passive. Dizziness is a midway state at the point where everything and nothing seems possible, where certainty and uncertainty are in superposition, marked by an increasing loss of control.
Can dizziness be a resource? What remains from states of precariousness, uncertainty, disorientation, intoxication or exhilaration? Particularly now, in these times of invocations of global crisis, these questions are more relevant than ever. The exhibition ‘Dizziness. Navigating the Unknown’ locates dizziness in artistic creativity, finding it in situations of unbalance, confusion, disorientation